Weight Loss Diet?

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Posted: 31 Mar 2014, 02:40
In short, no.

In order for him to be successful, he has to really want to lose the weight. A lot of people pay lip service to that, but unless he makes the commitment to an actual lifestyle change then he won't be successful.

There is no diet that is "easy and painless". They all require you to invest time and energy into making the change and sticking to it.

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Posted: 31 Mar 2014, 07:23
Yep, it's really a personal thing. You have to want it, you have to be motivated. You have to want it bad enough. If you aren't at that point, then you will just yo-yo diet like so many people. You can't just give someone a plan and expect them to do it - making lifestyle changes is the only way to do it right and keep the weight off. What changes you are willing to make is personal. You might just change one thing at a time. I started by cutting out dessert and just choosing healthier foods at lunch - that progressed to calorie counting and keeping my intake below 1800 calories, then started adding steps, then formal exercise. I made small lifestyle changes over the course of 1 1/2 years and now it is just my way of life. I'm healthy, fit, and have lost and kept off 80 lbs for the past 1 1/2 years - equivalent to the time it took me to lose the weight.

It's all about the mind - you have to get that in check. Once you figure out what caused you to gain the weight and what caused you to not care or to not try. Once you figure out what is holding you back, then you can work to addressing those issues. Then the weight loss becomes easier. You can't do it for them.

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Posted: 01 Apr 2014, 08:46
Great info by Nicole. I lost 130 in two years by following essentially the same path. You can send him to my diettruth.org blog if he wants to see how another big guy did it.
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info

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Posted: 01 Apr 2014, 10:17
Tell him to check out food addicts anonymous, they have a really nutritious food plan for people who are very overweight and struggle with food addiction, they basically eliminate sugar, flour and wheat from their diets, it works, people have lost tons of weight following the food plan, hope your friend gets help, I too struggle with food addiction and the only peace of mind I get is when I follow a food plan that eliminates sugar, flour and wheat from my diet, good luck!
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

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Posted: 01 Apr 2014, 10:25
The previous posters are correct - he has to want to change. Sometimes inspiration helps, particularly if one can identify with people who have similar starting stats and achieved success. http://www.atkins.com/Program/Success-Stories.aspx

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Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 00:12
For weight lose diet is important and for weight lose we should add simple food in diet. Vegetables and fruits are best diet food specially for weight lose.

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